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Waffles in LA other than Roscoes?

clow Apr 4, 2007 01:56 PM

Does anyone have recommnendations for where to find a great waffle in LA? I'm not interested in Roscoe's. I'm looking for the nice fluffy Belgian kind. Thanks!

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    mojoeater RE: clow Apr 4, 2007 02:03 PM

    Have never tried it, but there's Wacky Waffles on Sunset. Has a full waffle menu, as well as eggs and other stuff.

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      clow RE: mojoeater Apr 4, 2007 02:20 PM

      Thanks! Never heard of that place. Will check it out.

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        annalulu RE: clow Apr 4, 2007 04:34 PM

        I think it's closed now. I was in a bar and overheard the patrons talking about some new club that opened up "where Wacky Waffles" used to be.

        It wasn't that good anyway.

        More than Waffles on Ventura in the Valley is better.

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        DanaB RE: mojoeater Apr 4, 2007 04:55 PM

        It's been closed for some time now.

      3. Pei RE: clow Apr 4, 2007 02:11 PM

        I like the ones at Literati Cafe and Le Pain Quotidien.

        LC's is probably what you're after: a big thick round waffle, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

        LPQ is a little more "adult." smaller, misshapped, charred around the edges. I'm told this is more traditionally Belgian, but it's not something that was familiar to me. It did have more bready, yeasty flavor and texture than most Belgian waffles.

        Both great, but LC will be more familiar to the diner-raised American.

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          Leon RE: clow Apr 4, 2007 03:15 PM

          I haven't been there but I've heard good things about The Griddle Cafe on Sunset. I onlyy like Belgian too.

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            CulverJack RE: clow Apr 4, 2007 03:26 PM

            Just had one at Toast (on Beverly) over the weekend that was really, really great.

            Fluffy (check), Belgian (check). I think you will like it.

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              LisaStitch RE: clow Apr 4, 2007 03:31 PM

              Los Angeles magazine once named Canter's as having the best waffles in LA. Because of that, I went there and tried them. This was a couple years ago, and apparently they weren't that memorable (but I'm also not a big waffle person), so I can't really tell you anything other than, I must have liked them at least minimally because I always remember when something's bad. I know this is of little help to you but thought you might want to know, maybe to add Canter's to your list of places to try.

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                WHills RE: clow Apr 5, 2007 07:59 AM

                More than Waffles in Encino off of Ventura Blvd. They have good Belgian waffles.

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                  rds246 RE: WHills Apr 5, 2007 12:54 PM

                  I'll second (or third really) this one! a waffle comes with almost everything on the menu, and they often have yummy homemade jams to top them with. mmmm....

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                  cjla RE: clow Apr 5, 2007 12:48 PM

                  Panns!! Love them!

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                    revets2 RE: clow Apr 5, 2007 01:15 PM

                    my best waffle continues to be at a haven for mostly mediocre food.

                    FRED 62 in los feliz on vermont has an incredible waffle. it's crisp on the outside and fluffy and light on the inside. also recommended...pancake tatin. or pancakes with carmelized apples. ruth reichl once proclaimed it the best pancake in town, albeit long ago.

                    warning...service is never great, but go and have a great waffle.

                    open 24/7, so you don't have to wait for breakfast.

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                      flproject RE: clow Apr 5, 2007 02:11 PM

                      I really like the waffle at Canter's.

                      You get a small bowl of melted butter for your waffle as well as small packs of syrup. It's really worth checking out if you are waffle hunting.

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                        Food Good RE: clow Apr 5, 2007 02:55 PM

                        Doughboys makes a semolina waffle that is very yummy.

                        The waffles at the Griddle are pretty good.

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